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Walter Matthews Grant

Walter Matthews Grant was American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1971, Tennessee 1992.


  • Grant, Walter Matthews was born on March 30, 1945 in Winchester, Kentucky, United States. Son of Raymond Russell and Mary Mitchell (Rees) Grant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1967. Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, 1971.


    • Associate Alston & Bird, Atlanta, 1971-1976, partner, 1976-1983. Vice president, general counsel, secretary Contel Corporation, 1983-1991. Senior vice president, general counsel Smith & Nephew Inc., Memphis, 1991-1993.

      Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary The Actava Group Inc., Atlanta, 1993-1996, Bruno's Supermarkets, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, 1996—2002. Board chairman Florence McDonnell Center, Atlanta, 2007—2010. Member board trustees Alliance Christian Media Atlanta, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1971, Tennessee 1992.


    • Editor in chief Vanderbilt Law Review, 1970-1971, Georgia State Bar Journal, 1979-1982.


    Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.


    Once one is saved, that person cannot fall from God’s grace.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.


    • Married Ann Carol Straus, August 5, 1967. Children: Walter Matthews II, Jean Ann, Raymond Russell World War II.
    • father: Raymond Russell Grant
    • mother: Mary Mitchell (Rees) Grant
    • spouse: Ann Carol Straus
    • children: Walter Matthews II Grant
    • Jean Ann Grant
    • Raymond Russell World War II Grant
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    Born March 30, 1945
    (age 72)